|Date of birth:||April 26, 1940|
|Place of birth:||Dallas, Texas|
|Date of death:||September 8, 1963 23)(aged|
|AFL draft:||1963 / Round: 14 / Pick: 105|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
On August 30, 1963, the rookie Johnson, a 200m track finalist in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, suffered a fractured vertebra in his neck in a preseason game against the Houston Oilers in Wichita, Kansas during a kickoff return. He died 10 days later, on September 8 at the age of 23. Although he was only on the team's active roster during preseason, his jersey number 33 was retired.